Cat & Luke

Piermont, Swansea – East Coast of Tasmania

Photographer: Fiona Vail 

Videographer: Light Noise Films

Written by Cat

“In planning our wedding, the most important thing was trusting all of our suppliers and working with great people.”

On the day, we had 100% confidence that everything would be amazing – and it was. We knew that Bek and her team would just work together to make it all happen. Finding people that we connected with and trusted really paid off – the day was faultless.  So everything went to plan! I had been mentally preparing for something to come unstuck, but it just happened that our day went so smoothly. We were relaxed the whole time, even my girlfriends were surprised at this!

“Plan out what you want the day to look like, then go about organising it before sharing all the details with your close friends and family.”

The best thing we ever did was choose our venue, guest list (having a small wedding helped), suppliers, vibe and dates before chatting with our family. It gave us to really think through how we wanted our most special day to go. We booked it all in and then shared the news with our family and bridal party. They were so excited to be shown the details and we were glad we got to make decisions without the pressure of (well-meaning) outside opinions.

I couldn’t possibly a favourite moment – everything from waking up to the most amazing sunrise, Luke’s dads speech at breakfast (the tears started early), our nephews high-fiving Luke when they walked down the aisle, the time just the two of us during our photos, all the food and drinks and the after party (at a cottage that kicked on til 3am with the boys from the Foley Artists on the DJ decks.)

Styling / Bek Burrows
Music / Foley Artists
Dress / Savannah Miller Bridal from Bluebell Bridal in Melbourne
Celebrant / Rachael Calvert
Earrings / Christie Nicolaides
Grooms Suit Jacket / Barkers
Rings / Natalie Marie Jewellery – Sydney
Bride’s shoes / Gucci
Hair / Jess Manning
Makeup Artist / Tanisha Koops
Videography / Light Noise Films
Food / Homestead Restaurant @ Piermont

Gabby & Josh

Location – Ceremony: Shene Estate & Distillery 

Location – Reception: Coal River Farm

Photographer: Jon Gazzignato 

Videographer: Folktale Films

Celebrant: Jessie Poke

Florist: Mrs Florist 

Dress Designer & Boutique: Made with Love from Little White Boutique 

DJ: Hum DJs – Hobart’s Ultimate Mobile DJs

Photo Booth: Confetti Weddings & Events Tasmania 

Stylist (Isle Runner & Welcome Sign): Style My Day 

Cake: Kristy’s Kreations 

Make up Artist: Makeup by Yaz 

Hair Stylist: Ben O’Brien 

Wedding & Engagement rings: Claudia Jewellers 

Spray Tans: Liv Rodgers – Spray Aus 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Mixbridal 

Suits: Routleys 

Dance Floor: Weedings Hire 

Lighting Reception: Artaud & Co 

Earrings & Bracelet: Francesca  

Buses: Barry’s Buses 

“Our day was beyond perfect, we were surrounded by our family and friends who were all so excited to celebrate the love we share. Each vendor we chose created more than we could have ever imagined, paying careful attention to every detail, and captured in our beautiful photographs.  Our ceremony was completely us; relaxed, intimate and filled with love and laughter. It told the story of our love and reminded us how blessed we are to have such special people in our lives. Our dear friend wrote a poem, especially for our ceremony, and delivered it with such love, respect and eloquence. Our friends and family still speak of the beauty, intimacy and stunning details of our ceremony. From the second our ceremony ended the party started, with drinks and award winning gin served in the breathtaking barn at Shene Distillery. It was perfect to have such a relaxed vibe as we greeted our guests for the first time as husband and wife. Our guests then departed on the bus to get to our amazing reception venue, Coal River Farm. Our reception continued to provide the perfect mix of relaxation and partying; outstanding food and drinks, lots of good (and bad) dancing and heart-warming speeches from some of the incredible people in our lives. We had speeches from each of our fathers, the best man and the maid of honour: It took our breath away from both feeling so overjoyed by the relationships we have and from all the laughs, as you can see in our photos! We also had my brother MC our reception. It was a great choice as he made the night run so smoothly, all while entertaining our guests with some light banter! It was just what we wanted.

If I had to choose, my favourite moment of the day was when Josh and I had photos with our bridal party and just the two of us. These moments were so special and thanks to our photographer, videographer and the amazing staff at Shene Estate, these first few moments as husband and wife were so natural and were captured candidly. Our bridal party was small but meaningful – we each had our two best friends and they each made the most profound impact on our day, we are incredibly grateful for all that they did! Of course, I can’t leave out dancing the night away with our family and friends at our reception; this part of this night is so special and forms the happiest memories when you get to celebrate the hours of planning that goes into your big day! I often wish I could go back and relive this part of the night – thank goodness for our video!! 

Planning our wedding was both stressful and exciting and one of the most important things to us was that my dad would be there to celebrate too. My Dad had been undergoing treatment for cancer for 3 years prior to our wedding and unfortunately we knew he didn’t have a lot of time left. In November 2018, after we received the news of his health declining again, we decided to move our date forward twelve months to the 10th March 2019. It felt so much crazier when we had less than six months to rebook our vendors, venues and to finish the planning process, we are so thankful Dad could attend and are forever grateful to have such beautiful photos to remember these precious moments together. Dad passed 5 weeks after our wedding which was and still is incredibly difficult after being on such a high with our wedding day – but the photos, video and memories of our day are an amazing thing to be able to have while we work through our grief. Keeping the day about us and why we were there in the first place was our major focus while planning the whole event. Also, to celebrate love; not only the love Josh and I share, but the love from and for our family and friends was a major influence on how we made the choices for our day. 

Our advice to couples who would like to plan a similar wedding to ours would be to always remember what’s important to you and why this celebration is so special – whatever that may mean to you as a couple. For us, it was the people that have helped us get to this point in our lives: our friends and family, It was also a nice touch for us to have our fur baby, Murphy, to come along and be a part of our day! I think making choices that reflect your style as a couple is so important to feel emotionally and physically connected to the day. The vendors you choose have a major influence on your day – so choose the ones you think will help your day to have the feel you want it to. My final piece of advice is to appreciate how photos and videos can perfectly capture your experience. It all happens so quickly and having the photos and video footage to look back on is so special! So don’t hold back here; go for the photographer and videographer that you love! It is so worth it!! Most of all, remember to relax and enjoy – it’s your day!!!!

 

Kate & Mitch

Photographer / Bonnie Jenkins
Venue / Family Home Roches Beach, Lauderdale
Custom Designed Dress / Oglia-Loro Couture
Venue Styling & Flowers/ Annie Young & Bride
Catering / The Wild Kitchen, Sarah Glover
Music / Jeremy Matcham
Makeup Artist / Claire Hunt
Videographer / Yamina Gold
Bouques/Boutonnieres /Botanical florist Hobart
Celebrant / Mary Hemming
Cake / Sweet Envy
Lighting / Blackout contractors

 

Words By Kate…
I wanted our wedding to be very personal and reflect our natural lifestyle, to share the occasion with great Tasmanian food and wine, and to enjoy the celebration with our family and friends. 

 

We had around 120 guests that we hold very close to our hearts. The day was picture perfect and full of nothing but love & sunshine.

We had all of our food on display for guests to watch being cooked over open fire by the most amazing Sarah Glover (The Wild Kitchen). All the seafood was caught fresh & supplied by my husband and his closest mates that included crayfish, abalone, Blue Eye, Octopus and Calamari. Sarah and her team had pineapples & chicken hanging from chains, whole pumpkins being cooked in hot coals and the most delicious salads and potatoes. The Dinner Grazing table was outstanding. Not to mention the cheese grazing earlier on in the day and the deserts were to die for…

If I had to choose, my favourite moment of the day was sitting back at the bridal table taking in our surroundings and thinking how lucky we are to have such beautiful people in our lives, incredible families that support and love us so much.We are so grateful for each & everyone of them… Also having our Fur babies Macey the Bullmastiff & Deo the Pug a part of our Ceremony was a special moment.

Make sure that you have a huge support team around you & plan well in advance so that everything runs smoothly on your special day. As we always think that we have everything sorted but the final touches can’t be done by yourself when you’re the Bride, trust your team.

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